House Republicans showing just how mean-spirited they can be. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) threatened to file articles of impeachment against President Obama if he uses executive order to try to reduce gun violence. This is after two mothers spoke at a press conference Monday about their loss as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre and were emphatic in their position that something must be done to curb gun violence and have formed a new initiative, The Sandy Hook Promise, to that end.
“The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic,” Stockman said in a statement. “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.” Source: Talking Points Memo
Is Rep. Steve Stockman for real? I wonder if he would take the same position if, God forbid, one of his kids or even a relative was gunned down as those 2o kids and six adults in Newtown. Guess who is in the National Rifle Association’s back pocket? Rep. Steve Stockman.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.